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yeah till you get a bad maintainer and it goes nuts and fry's a whole bunch of electrical things, ASK me how I know this LOL
any particular brand?
 

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yeah till you get a bad maintainer and it goes nuts and fry's a whole bunch of electrical things, ASK me how I know this LOL
any particular brand?
the one I had issue with was a Schumacher 1.5A 6V/12V Fully Automatic Battery Maintainer
exact model SEM1562A
and a link to them where I bought em!

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/schumacher-6-12v-battery-maintainer-15a?cm_vc=-10005

was less than a yr old too, I contacted the company due to all the damages and was under warranty, at first they were great, even said they would PAY for any damages the tender caused
then they stopped responding to my phone calls, NEVER ever would return one, NOT returning emails, and to date, NOT once got back to me after saying they would work with me ! started a claim number with them, TRIED to send them unit back, and they again have NOT returned any of my calls, messages or emails!, even though they gave me a private number to call, (no call backs on that # ) or leaving any messages on the 800 number and voice mails. and emails to a private email, never get a single reply back either!

SO< IMO< they offered ZERO help and worse, straight up lied , and then they have been hiding from the issue's there product caused me( well over a grand in damage) which is bad enough, but to have a company, just run from a issue after they said they would help, without even a reason WHY there not getting back to me>>

Is some very BAD customer service IMO!

and I threw out the other 2 of there maintainers I had(bought 3 at the same time on sale at TSC) as I have NO faith in them, the second charger I caught charging my snowmobile's battery to 15.5 volts, so, that one also seemed BAD, as according to them should NEVER go past 14 volts!
they even told me to STOP using them! and they would refund me for them!
BUT again, NO response since and no standing behind there words I guess from them!
made a LOT of work for me and tech I had to hire to problem solve all the things that got damaged on my skid steer!
tenders/maintainers are great when they work right, but WOW the damages this one did to me, I could have bought a new battery ever 6 months for many yrs and NOT spent what the maintainer cost me in damages!
 

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I got 10 maintainers running right now and really need about 3 more , I have had them conk out , but never do damage to what ever it was hooked to --- I can buy 3 maintainers for the cost of one good battery , since using tenders I have not been buying as many batteries
I have a big, heavy, center-tapped power transformer that I took out of an old-school onboard marine deepcycle dual-battery charger, been saving it for many years in case I ever dreamed up a 2nd life for it. I'm 100% offgrid now though, can't use it so its just been sitting in storage in a box.

It can drive two approximately 25 amps, 16 volts DC outputs fulltime without breaking a sweat... which could be split/distributed among about 20-25 or more adjustable LM1084 LDO voltage regulators with each output individually adjustable and with each having its own digital voltmeter display... I imagine that old transformer would make for a very fine and super-reliable 25 simultaneous batteries maintainer unit. I have been saving some big NOS Mallory filter caps too, specifically for that transformer.

Maybe a good candidate for a future DIY thread...? If you had a high quality 25 outputs maintainer, perhaps you'd open a few more build threads and fab up a few more bikes! :)
 

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it takes a certain kind of skill, to install lug nuts backwards. i wont elaborate.
You're right, Ted. Not only do I have a special skill I also have blonde hair.

It was a joke, sort of, maybe.. Actually, @shadetree, I did put them on and tightened only by hand. It was then that I realized they would not tighten down and realized I had then on backwards. No impact was involved, no special fancy sockets tried and no animals were harmed during my wrenching blunder.
 

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Blond hair and joke , I heard a few this week -----What do you call a blond with her hair dyed red = Artificial Intelligence ----a blond went to the doctor and the doctor told her she was pregnant , she was very happy , the doctor said she was going to have twins and she started crying , he asked why so said , she said " I am not sure who the second ones daddy is " ------- a blond , a brunette and a red head went into a bar and there was a new bartender which they all thought was cute , trying to be witty the brunette ordered first , she asked for a Screwdriver , he said I don't know what that is , she said Vodka and orange juice , the red head asked for a Cuban Libra , he said I don't know that one either , she said rum and coke , the blond asked for a number 13 , they all looked at her and asked what is that , she said Seagrams 7+7 up

* these jokes are not to be taken personally ,
 

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I got 10 maintainers running right now and really need about 3 more , I have had them conk out , but never do damage to what ever it was hooked to --- I can buy 3 maintainers for the cost of one good battery , since using tenders I have not been buying as many batteries
I have a big, heavy, center-tapped power transformer that I took out of an old-school onboard marine deepcycle dual-battery charger, been saving it for many years in case I ever dreamed up a 2nd life for it. I'm 100% offgrid now though, can't use it so its just been sitting in storage in a box.

It can drive two approximately 25 amps, 16 volts DC outputs fulltime without breaking a sweat... which could be split/distributed among about 20-25 or more adjustable LM1084 LDO voltage regulators with each output individually adjustable and with each having its own digital voltmeter display... I imagine that old transformer would make for a very fine and super-reliable 25 simultaneous batteries maintainer unit. I have been saving some big NOS Mallory filter caps too, specifically for that transformer.

Maybe a good candidate for a future DIY thread...? If you had a high quality 25 outputs maintainer, perhaps you'd open a few more build threads and fab up a few more bikes! :)

I had thought about something like that , 2 bare steel rods insulted along a wall of the garage , that are negative and positive from a master maintainer , alligator clip wires from the rods to the charging plugs and a whole row charging at the same time
 

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Blond hair and joke , I heard a few this week -----What do you call a blond with her hair dyed red = Artificial Intelligence ----a blond went to the doctor and the doctor told her she was pregnant , she was very happy , the doctor said she was going to have twins and she started crying , he asked why so said , she said " I am not sure who the second ones daddy is " ------- a blond , a brunette and a red head went into a bar and there was a new bartender which they all thought was cute , trying to be witty the brunette ordered first , she asked for a Screwdriver , he said I don't know what that is , she said Vodka and orange juice , the red head asked for a Cuban Libra , he said I don't know that one either , she said rum and coke , the blond asked for a number 13 , they all looked at her and asked what is that , she said Seagrams 7+7 up

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You're too funny, Fish! So, if Seagrams 7 and 7 Up isn't a Number 13, what's it called?? It has another name?? Maybe she meant Seagrams 7 and Sprite? I'm confused. :)
 

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Blond hair and joke , I heard a few this week -----What do you call a blond with her hair dyed red = Artificial Intelligence ----a blond went to the doctor and the doctor told her she was pregnant , she was very happy , the doctor said she was going to have twins and she started crying , he asked why so said , she said " I am not sure who the second ones daddy is " ------- a blond , a brunette and a red head went into a bar and there was a new bartender which they all thought was cute , trying to be witty the brunette ordered first , she asked for a Screwdriver , he said I don't know what that is , she said Vodka and orange juice , the red head asked for a Cuban Libra , he said I don't know that one either , she said rum and coke , the blond asked for a number 13 , they all looked at her and asked what is that , she said Seagrams 7+7 up

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You're too funny, Fish! So, if Seagrams 7 and 7 Up isn't a Number 13, what's it called?? It has another name?? Maybe she meant Seagrams 7 and Sprite? I'm confused. :)
7+7 =14 , daaaaa ! LOL
 

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it takes a certain kind of skill, to install lug nuts backwards. i wont elaborate.
You're right, Ted. Not only do I have a special skill I also have blonde hair.
i do know of people, that can do this, for real.. from the old days, an the now days, where kids are not taught how to think.
lefty lucy, righty tighty.. except lug nuts, on some plymouth's...
 

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it takes a certain kind of skill, to install lug nuts backwards. i wont elaborate.
You're right, Ted. Not only do I have a special skill I also have blonde hair.
i do know of people, that can do this, for real.. from the old days, an the now days, where kids are not taught how to think.

lefty lucy, righty tighty.. except lug nuts, on some plymouth's...


And the back left side of 1983, f350s. I thought they were just rusted on real good....


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'Ted , loose'y is the term for taking off a nut is not lucy , Loosey Lucy is the chick feeds the horses at the stables ---when you are busting a nut you need correct terminology
 

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'Ted , loose'y is the term for taking off a nut is not lucy , Loosey Lucy is the chick feeds the horses at the stables ---when you are busting a nut you need correct terminology
ya left out the lefty part, an i best not comment on the rest at the moment. check..
 

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'Ted , loose'y is the term for taking off a nut is not lucy , Loosey Lucy is the chick feeds the horses at the stables ---when you are busting a nut you need correct terminology
i did know a few chicks, that did feed the horses. mate..^^^
 

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'Ted , loose'y is the term for taking off a nut is not lucy , Loosey Lucy is the chick feeds the horses at the stables ---when you are busting a nut you need correct terminology
ya left out the lefty part, an i best not comment on the rest at the moment. check..
it took a while for that one to sink in , I think I got it now , " Pass the dutchie to the left hand side "
 

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'Ted , loose'y is the term for taking off a nut is not lucy , Loosey Lucy is the chick feeds the horses at the stables ---when you are busting a nut you need correct terminology
Nope, not Loose'y Fish. You're spelling it like a cajun. It's Loosey. LOL

Not Loosey Lucy. It's Loose Lucy. Just ask Jerry! "Round and round and round....you know I'll love ya til the day I die.... Thank you,,,,,, for a real good time". The GD will live on forever. I'll always be a fan.
 

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When I think of round and round I think of Ratt --- Jerry Jeff Walker did a round and round also , 1968 I think it was , I was 10 and was more into Yummy , Yummy , Yummy I got love in my tummy and Hang on Sloopy , Hang on

 
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